Meyer Lemon Cream Filled Ginger Cookies

   I know it’s already been a week since the new year started but, Happy New Year a little late!  I was off of here for a couple weeks enjoying time with all my family, but I’m back now!

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  Since it’s officially citrus season, I’m probably going to start bombarding you with all things orangy-lemony-grapefruity on here, so sit tight!  I’m starting it off with these ginger cookies that are filled with a lemon cream filling.

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They’re super easy and don’t take up a lot of time in the day.  Also, the lemon cream is like, THE best thing.  I had to stop myself from eating the bowl once or twice…

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Meyer Lemon Cream Filled Ginger Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
COOKIES
  1. 3/4 cups (1.5 stick) butter, room temperature
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/3 cup molasses
  4. 1 large egg, room temperature
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 3/4 teaspoons ground allspice
  11. 1/3 cup sugar, for rolling
LEMON CREAM FILLING
  1. 8 ounces cream cheese
  2. 3 3/4 - 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from meyer lemons)
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
COOKIES
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter till creamy. Add the molasses and beat till combined. Add the egg and beat till combined. Scrap down the sides and gradually add flour in 1/3 increments, beating till just combined each addition.
  4. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the dough out and very slightly roll the piece into a ball(don't roll it smooth, leave some cracks in it) it should be about 1 inch in diameter. Lightly coat the dough balls in sugar and place on the pan, spacing each ball 2 inches apart from each other.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes. Let them cool on the pan 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
LEMON CREAM FILLING
  1. Beat the cream cheese till smooth, add the lemon juice and beat till combined. Add the powdered sugar and lemon zest and beat well. Transfer into a piping bag with a #12 round tip attached.
ASSEMBLE
  1. Pipe the lemon cream onto the flat side of the cookie, leaving about 1/4 inch of space around the edges. Squish another cookie onto the cream a gently press them together till the cream comes out to the sides(but does't flow out). Repeat till all the cookies are assembled. Let them sit for an hour to let the cream harden.
Special equipment
  1. Piping bag
  2. #12 round tip
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2 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Cream Filled Ginger Cookies

  1. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake Reply

    Those look delicious! The ginger cookies look so thick and chewy, mmm 🙂 Love the lemon cream cheese filling too!

  2. aimee Reply

    these look amazing your photos are stunning xxx

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